Dates for 2017-2018 Advisory Council Meetings:
- September 6, 2017
- November 1, 2017
- March 5, 2018
All members are in the Orion High School Library and they start at 6:30 p.m.
Minutes of Previous Meetings:
Welcome to the Orion Citizen's Advisory Council for Career Education (CAC) Webpage!
Citizens’ Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is at the forefront of preparing students to be “college- and career-ready.” CTE prepares both youths and adults for a wide range of careers and further educational opportunities. These careers may require varying levels of education—including industry-recognized credentials, and postsecondary training including two year and four year degrees.
CTE equips students with:
Advisory Committee Role and Functions
Members of advisory committees include parents, representatives of small businesses, large corporations, labor unions, faculty from other institutions in similar programs, secondary education instructors, recent graduates of the program, and even high performing students who are currently enrolled.
Participation involves attending a minimum of two meetings per year and engaging in the following roles:
· Advise staff in planning, implementing and improving career and technical education programs.
• Assist in reviewing the content of the program curriculum and how well it is organized to meet the workforce needs of the Quad Cities.
• Review the goals, objectives and occupational skills standards of the career program.
• Assist the college in identifying appropriate industry certifications and standards.
• Reviewing textbooks and other instructional material
• Assist in the integration of new technologies, methods, procedures and practices into career programs.
· Providing direct feedback and industry experiences.
•Suggest possible placements for students in internships, cooperative education work experiences and opportunities to job shadow.
• Inform faculty of professional development opportunities that would support their ongoing growth in the industry.
• Provide assistance in securing classroom speakers from business and industry 2, setting up tours, and securing materials need for classroom use.
• Assisting in recruiting new Advisory Committee members
• Communicating with legislators about the benefits of Career & Technical Education for students and the community, as well as program needs.
If you would like more information about the Citizens Advisory Council for Career Education at Orion High School or would like to potentially serve on the council please contact:
Dr. Jay Solomonson
Director of Career and Technical Education
Orion Community School District
1100 13th Street
Orion, Illinois 61273
309.526.3361 ext. 1422
Orion High School Career & Technical Education